Irish, Michigan to play in night game at Notre Dame Stadium

The NBC Sports Group will broadcast seven Notre Dame Football games on NBC (locally on WNDU) this season, including two in primetime, plus the 83rd annual Blue-Gold Spring Football Game on the NBC SportsNetwork in April.

NBC Sports’ 2012 Notre Dame Football schedule is highlighted by the Fighting Irish’s primetime game against Michigan on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m. ET. It’s the first primetime game featuring the Wolverines in South Bend since 1990, and marks only the second primetime game the Irish have hosted at Notre Dame Stadium in 22 years, following last year’s game against USC. Three of the eight primetime games in Notre Dame Stadium history have come against Michigan (1982, 1988, and 1990).

Continuing its off-site home game series, Notre Dame will host the Miami Hurricanes at Chicago’s Soldier Field on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. ET. It will mark the fourth straight year that NBC has broadcast a Notre Dame off-site home game in primetime.

Coverage of Notre Dame Football on NBC begins Saturday, Sept. 8, at 3:30 p.m. ET, when the Fighting Irish host in-state rival Purdue. The 2012 schedule also includes games against Stanford at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 13; BYU at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 20; Pittsburgh at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 3; and Wake Forest at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 17.

In addition to the fall schedule, the NBC Sports Network will televise the annual Blue-Gold Spring Game for the second consecutive year at 1:30 p.m. ET, on Saturday, Apr. 21.

Date Opponent Time Television
Sept. 1 Navy (Dublin) TBD CBS
Sept. 8 PURDUE 3:30 p.m. WNDU
Sept. 15 at Michigan St TBD TBD
Sept. 22 MICHIGAN 7:30 p.m. WNDU
Oct. 6 MIAMI (Soldier Field) 7:30 p.m. WNDU
Oct. 13 STANFORD 3:30 p.m. WNDU
Oct. 20 BYU 3:30 p.m. WNDU
Oct. 27 at Oklahoma TBD TBD
Nov. 3 PITTSBURGH 3:30 p.m WNDU
Nov. 10 at Boston College TBD TBD
Nov. 17 WAKE FOREST 3:30 p.m. WNDU
Nov. 24 at USC TBD TBD

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